The winners of the 2010 Best of the Bay awards were recently announced.
For the last 20 years Creative Loafing Tampa
has issued its staff and reader-voted list of the best food, arts, people and events in the Tampa Bay area.
Food and drink honorees include Greg Baker, chef and owner of Tampa's The Refinery
, as "Best Chef," and Seminole Heights' The Independent as "Best New Restaurant." Other selections include St. Pete's Cafe Bohemia
for "Best Falaffel," Lutz's Felicitous Coffee for Best Iced Coffee, The Living Room on Main
for "Best new reason to go to Dunedin for dinner." The Mindy Solomon Gallery
off Beach Drive in St. Petersburg was selected as "Best Gallery" and St. Petersburg's American Stage
was selected "Best Theater Company."
Mayor Pam Iorio was selected "Best Local Politician" and high-speed rail was selected for "Best New Idea for Tampa Bay" in the Readers' Poll.
Read the complete list of winners